Hi all, we hope you had a good week.
Tuesday and Thursday evening we had our usual turbo training sessions and they are still going very well. Everyone is enjoying these training evenings while getting in some very good base mileage and we are delighted to see all the new members who are giving these session a go, a very warm welcome to you all. If you haven’t tried out these turbo evenings yet, please do not be shy, we have a few club turbo trainers spare there for you to give it a go.
We had two of our lady club members head out for a spin on Saturday, below is a report from Selina of their spin.
It was a bitterly cold frosty morning so myself and Anita decided to stick to the main roads for safety just in case there was any icy patches on the side roads as it was still in the minus figures when we were setting off. Heading out towards Roscrea we had a very strong headwind to contend with which made the going tough, but we pushed on, taking in some good interval training along the way. On the homeward leg we were rewarded for a short time with a tailwind but that was very short lived! It changed direction so quickly, now it was a crosswind and at times it was hard to hold the bikes on course as the gusts were enough to push the bikes sideways. Aside from that we thoroughly enjoyed the spin. It was nice to get out in the fresh air and in great company…
Also on Saturday we had a few of the race training group out getting in some good miles. Well done lads.
We had a few members out on Sunday for our usual club spin and from all accounts they had a really good morning spin and got some very good miles into there legs, below are a couple of reports.
Red Group Report
This morning we welcomed a new member to the group, Michael Crowe from Roscrea and to show him around the rolling roads of Clare and we had Joey, Nanno, Daniel, Noel and Rodger. With strong easterly winds blowing we started extremely fast! By the time we had endured the drags around Ogonnelloe, Bodyke, Broadford and that painful pinch rising up out of O’Briensbridge our energy levels were so low, so a quick stop in Birdhill was unanimously voted on. The return leg of the spin to Nenagh can only be described as a painful battle with easterly wind that we enjoyed so much only a few hours previously. Thankfully we all arrived back to Nenagh unharmed with 90km completed. Kudos to all!
Orange and Green group report.
We heard that both the Orange and green group cycled together on Sunday as a group. Fantastic to see both groups working well together. While a few opted to turn for home in Ogonnello a few others continued on the full route. Kudos to you all on getting out on the bikes.
Club Open Nights
Monday last 6th of February, the club held a very successful second open night. We had a good turn out of club members and non members on the night. Thanks to everyone who helped out to make the evening a huge success, you all know who you are. A big thanks to Peter & Dave Moynan of Moynan’s Bike Shop, Nenagh for hosting our evening and for providing us with refreshments on the night, thanks to Selina for the pics of the evening, thanks to Jan and Mike for registering our members with Cycling Ireland on the evening, thanks to Paul from Busters Bootcamp for the use of his WattBike, it brought out the competitive side in our members in the turbo competition..Well done to Joesph Donnelly for winning the yellow jersey in the Wattbike competition. We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all our new members to the club and we look forward to seeing you out on the spins during the year…a very enjoyable evening was had by all 😀
Just a reminder to everyone of the table quiz….
It’s that time of the year again folks, where we will yet again be hosting our annual table quiz! so who’s up for a really fun club night out, if so, please do come along on Feb 24th to the Dapp Inn, Nenagh. Quiz starts at 9pm. Guaranteed to be a great night. Great spot prizes on the night aswell. So get those thinking caps on folks, a great night out and a good laugh with your clubmates. A table of four is just €20 so please bring along as many friends and family as you can on the night, the more the merrier. 🙂
This week’s Club Training spins are as follows:
Tuesday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Thursday: Club turbo training session from 7pm to 8.30pm in Stereame. Contact Pat on 087 6744400 for details and directions.
Saturday: Intermediate cycle 40/50km in distance, leaving Woodies at 7.30am. Anyone who wants to is very welcome to join in on this spin. You can contact William on 086 2447888 for more details.
Saturday: Use the Whatsapp groups to organise a Saturday spin for anyone that wants one.
Sunday: Leaving at 9am from carpark at Moynans.
Depending on numbers present, we’re going to split into three groups with defined speeds.
The 3 groups are;
- Firstly a “Green” group that will be for beginners/leisure and that group will be in the region of 20-24kph.
- The next group will be the “Orange” group which is an intermediate group and will be controlled at 25-27kph average.
- Finally we’ll have a “Red” group which will do in the region of 28-32kph average.
We’ll split into the different groups in the carpark, with Red leaving first, then Orange and finally Green. The orange and red groups will cover the same route but there is also a green group spin that should only take about 2 hours cycling and includes a coffee stop.
For anyone reading this and sitting on the fence about whether to come out and give it a go, come on out and try it. You’ll be well looked after, just come in and be ready to leave on your bike at 9am from Moynans.
So, for this week’s Green route, it’s: Moynans – Toomevara – Moneygall – coffee @ Obama Plaza – Back to Nenagh, 38km.
And for the Orange & Red it’s Moynans – Dolla – Templederry -Borrisoleigh – Templemore – Dunkerrin – Toomevara -Nenagh, 75km. If more is wanted going to Roscrea from Templederry will make it an 86km loop.
Have a great week out there folks!!